Bedform dimensions under supply limited conditions

A.P. Tuijnder, J.S. Ribberink

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

21 Downloads (Pure)


The volume of mobile sediment on the river bed is the primary control on the dimensions of the bed forms that develop. If an unlimited supply of sediment is available the bed form dimensions which develop are determined by the water depth, the flow velocity and the sediment characteristics. This relation is described by the various models for the prediction of bed form dimensions which have been formulated (e.g. Van Rijn, 1984, Zhang, 1999). When the volume of mobile sediment is smaller than the volume required for equilibrium dimensions, the bed forms are supply limited and will remain smaller.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNCR-days 2008
Subtitle of host publication10 years NCR, November 20–21
EditorsC.D. Erdbrink, A.G. van Os
Place of PublicationDelft
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2008
EventNCR-days 2008 - Dalfsen, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Nov 200821 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameNCR publication
ISSN (Print)1568-234X


ConferenceNCR-days 2008

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Bedform dimensions under supply limited conditions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this